Many women and even some men are quite meticulous about their nails. If you find that many of your hair clients are inquiring about nail services, it is important to look into this additional potential fiscal opportunity. What salon equipment pieces are necessary to offer manicure and pedicure services? The supplies and furniture can be quite different from those for hair styling. Plus, you will likely need to hire at least one nail technician too.
A manicure table is a requirement should you decide to offer nail services. It is quite similar to a desk as it offers plenty of work space so that the technician can work on a client’s fingernails. Other options to look for include storage options such as drawers as well as cushioned hand rests for client comfort. The bigger your budget, the fancier the table can be with extras such as built-in outlets, venting and racks to store nail polish.
Well-groomed toenails and pampered feet are quite important to many clients – both men and women. For this reason, should you decide to offer pedicures, a pedicure chair is of utmost importance. There are some chairs that offer extra padding and support and include not only hydraulic lift for height adjustment but also adjustable foot and leg support.
Other pedicure chairs may have a foot spa attached to it. The foot spa often features massage jets that allow clients to soak their feet and relax before their pedicure. A rolling, hydraulic stool that allows for height adjustment would be necessary as well for the nail technician to position themselves at the feet of the client sitting in the pedicure chair.
Thoughts to Ponder
Your budget will likely dictate the type of manicure table and pedicure chair you purchase. There are basic models which can be quite inexpensive whereas at the opposite end of the cost spectrum, there are high-end pieces that can cost several thousand dollars.
If offering nail services would be new for your business, you might want to consider basic models of this type of salon equipment until you can get a better idea of how popular these services might be. Beauty services such as hair colour and styling are always popular, even in times of economic stress. However, those “extras” like massage and nails are indulged in as client budget allows. If you find that enough clients are requesting nail services, then investing in a manicure table and pedicure chair will more than pay for itself.